The Green-Eyed Monster

Posted in Attitude, Envy, Victorious Living by PCraig on October 30, 2010

Tomorrow I’m speaking on the Green-Eyed Monster, which is envy.  Shakespeare’s Othello describes envy as the “green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” 

How many of us ignore the blessings of God in our lives because we’re so caught up in what other’s enjoy?  Two actions really springboard us into envy, they are:  comparing and complaining.  When I am comparing my life, my house, my church to others, I’ll always find someone better off and someone worse.  As I look at someone worse off, I’m tempted to be puffed up with pride.  When I gaze at someone better off, I’m tempted to envy. 

Complaining is all about focusing on what’s wrong in my life instead of what’s good.  The Bible says we should “do EVERYTHING without complaining or arguing…” (Phil 2:14).  When’s the last week you did that?  Hmm…thought so!  We all have a lot of work to do in this area. 

Don’t miss tomorrow’s message as we look at the secret to overcoming envy and living the victorious life God has for us! 

Proverbs 14:30  “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”

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